On Horror Stories From Sex-Ed Classes

We didn't have anything like that in my school sex-ed class, but I learned it all at my CHURCH youth group Human Sexuality weekend retreat. We learned about all the different kinds of contraception and how to use them properly. It probably helped that my small group leader was pregnant, so she kept saying, "you better learn to do this right unless you want this [gestures at stomach] to happen to you!"

The only things I really remember from school sex ed is in 5th grade we had our first gender separated class and there was time for Q&A. One of the anonymous questions was if you had your period in the ocean, could a shark smell it and find you? The organizers dismissed it and gave us a lecture about serious questions. It wasn't my question, but in my 11-year-old mind (who hadn't gotten her period yet, but did go to the beach every year), I was very concerned!

The other thing I remember is my last sex-ed class in 10th grade where we were taught by our gym teacher, who was also the field hockey coach. She told us in detail about her delivery of twins, which is where I learned what an episiotomy is. That was pretty effective birth control as no girl wanted anybody to touch her after that.

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On Ask a Fancy Person: Consignment Shops, Gendered Pronouns and Leaving the Forever 21 Zone

To L1, I'd also recommend checking out Hukkster (hukkster.com). I've been using it for the last few months and it's been great! I can have the company track when that cute dress at Ann Taylor is on sale (in my size) and email me, since I'm not going to pay $98 for it, but I might pay $40. Good luck!

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm 0

On Navigating the Bleacher Creatures

I've never experienced this kind of harassment at AT&T Park, but I'm sure it exists. I do know I'm too old to sit in the bleachers as I don't find drunk firefighter bros from Stockton as amusing as the seat usher seemed to. I usually go with my best friend (also female) and we sit in View Reserve, but perhaps people just think we're lesbians because it's San Francisco. *shrug*

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm 0

On Cheese for Girls

Reminds me of this cheese that I saw in the grocery store this winter: http://instagram.com/p/Vk5hAFjD3D/ Ugh!

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm 0

On Interview With a Whale

@cherrispryte For me it was because I was terrible at science, math and swimming. But that doesn't stop me from daydreaming every time I got to the aquarium...

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm 1

On Drunk Pics, Hot Sisters, and Long-Distance Dumping

LW4, if you are going to end before your SO comes to visit you (which you should), please do it as soon as possible. Don't wait until the night before he's supposed to leave and in the middle of packing to call and dump him.

This happened to my best friend and while I was happy to run over to her house with wine and tissues (taking possession of the scarf she knitted for him for safekeeping) that night, it was still a dick move. Yes, he didn't wait until she got there and made the visit horrible, but waiting until the last minute was just as cowardly. I hadn't liked him before that and that just cemented my opinion of him!

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm 1

On "Baby shower help for non-broody Brit"

I stand firm against baby shower games, but the one that my friends and I can all agree on is Pin The Tail on the Baby. Like Pin the Tail on the Donkey but with a giant baby cutout, the creepier the better. Just after New Year's, you can usually find those New Year's babies at a party store for pretty cheap. It's also fun after a couple of margaritas (for those who aren't pregnant).

To me, the best gift you can give your friend is that no one likes to play those ridiculous games and folks will be a lot happier to join in the celebration of her impending arrival if they aren't meant to decipher which melted chocolate bar is in the diaper.

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm 1

On 29 and Four Quarters

I flew first class to Vegas and enjoyed a weekend in Sin City with a couple of friends. I didn't win any money, but I discovered the Eiffel Tower of margarita and that made everything better!

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm 0